How Much Should I Spend On A Road Racing Helmet?

We broke it down, to make the helmet buying process a little smoother for you.

By Tom Martin | July 30, 2021
The Best Value in Forced Air Helmets: SA2020 HJC H70

At Winding Road Racing we’re often asked by folks to recommend an inexpensive, comfortable, and forced air-ready helmet. These customers often have fresh air systems in their enduro cars, or they do a lot of off-road racing, or just want forced air capability as an option for future upgrades.

By Winding Road Staff | December 03, 2020
Buyer’s Guide: Helmets

For all kinds of motorsport, even something as simple as autocross, a helmet is a necessary part of a driver’s gear. There are a lot of options out there, and trying to choose the right helmet can be tricky, especially with the cost involved. There are many factors to keep in mind when making the purchase, including but not limited to budget, brand, safety certification, fit, shelf life, and, of course, what sort of racing you’ll be using it for.

By Bradley Iger | March 05, 2020
The Best Low-Cost Helmet For Road Racing

We talk to track day/HPDE enthusiasts and sports car racers every day who are looking for a great helmet at a price that won’t break the bank.

By Shawn Stout | January 23, 2020
Best Low-Cost & Entry-Level Helmet: The Bell Sport And Sport EV

We find that the sweet spot for a well-made, comfortable, entry-level racing helmet is right around $400-$450. The Bell Racing Sport and Sport EV are right there and have a lot to offer for their prices.

By Winding Road Staff | June 06, 2019
The Best Helmet For The Rest Of Us

Winding Road Racing’s product management team recently got to wondering if they could do a helmet “for the rest of us.” They wanted something with the features of the exotic helmets but the price of the (sometimes sketchy) entry-level designs

By Winding Road Staff | August 17, 2016
Buyer’s Guide: Replacement Shields

When buying replacement shields for your helmet, it’s important to know what characteristics of a shield are applicable for the type of racing you’ll be using it in. Without proper visibility, your performance on the track will undoubtedly be compromised. As a supplement to the information found in the helmet buyer’s guide, we’re going to dig a little deeper into visor shields. You have a number of different considerations to make when buying shields, so we’ll be taking a look at what those different options are and how those choices will affect the performance and safety of your helmet.

By Bradley Iger | November 14, 2013


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